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The law firm Matt Cohen & Associates, LLC maintains a general practice of law with an emphasis on special education and school related issues, the legal problems of health care and human services providers and the legal needs of children and adults with substance dependency or mental, developmental and physical disabilities.
Our services are provided through advocacy, informed and thoughtful consultation, representation in litigation and legislative efforts. The staff is committed to clients through advocacy work and continued education of the general public and concerned families.
Matt Cohen’s presentation will address the challenges of securing services for students with LD, ADHD and social/emotional problems. The presentation will include new information from the Office for Civil Rights clarifying and strengthening rights for kids with ADHD, as well as practical strategies for getting appropriate services.
Matt Cohen will be presenting on Thursday, April 27th at 2:00 p.m. “FAPE: What it Means Now and What it May Mean in the Future”
The Supreme Court is considering whether to strengthen the “Free Appropriate Public Education” standard. We will discuss the legal standards now, what it will mean if changes and how to assure FAPE regardless.
The 3rd Annual Autism, Behavior and Complex Medical Needs – Downstate Conference will be held with a general theme of “Zip Code vs. Genetic Code: The Social Determinants of Caring for Children and Families with Special Needs”.
Matt Cohen will be presenting from 1:30 -2:30 on “Accessing Educational Services for Children with Disabilities”
How do IEP team members write relevant and appropriate IEPs for students with learning disabilities? What are some of the common mistakes in writing IEPs that have been found in the courts? Come to learn about what you, as an IEP team participant, need to know about crafting a meaningful IEP.